NRF lowers 2014 sales growth forecast
After a harsh winter that hampered retail sales, the National Retail Federation has revised its retail sales forecast downward for the full year 2014, though it does expect sales to pick up in the second half of the year.
WJA grants 8 scholarships to jewelry students
Eight students currently studying jewelry and metalsmithing at various colleges across the country and abroad have been awarded scholarships from the Women’s Jewelry Association.
Make your podcast debut at JA NY Summer
National Jeweler is guest hosting an upcoming episode of the jeweler-targeted podcast “Inside the Jewelry Trade” and will be recording segments from retailers, manufacturers and suppliers at the upcoming JA New York Summer show. Find out how to get involved.
Bankruptcy case converted for jeweler who sold fakes
After more than three years under Chapter 13 bankruptcy to pay back his debt, the case of Paul Blarr--the jeweler who pleaded guilty this spring to selling stones that he misrepresented as diamonds--now is under Chapter 7.
Judith Ripka inks wholesale deal with KGK Group
KGK Jewellery Manufacturing now exclusively will handle the wholesale business of Judith Ripka, including manufacturing, sourcing, sales and distribution of the brand’s fine, diamond and bridal jewelry.